This season, AC Milan opened up their defence of their Serie A title with a 4-2 victory over Udinese. An exciting first half saw Milan go up 3-0 before conceding twice.
After the break, the home team’s victory was assured when Brahim Diaz scored on a poke.
Meanwhile, Romelu Lukaku (2′) and Denzel Dumfries (90+5′) led Inter to a 2-1 victory over Lecce.
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Udinese vs. Milan
In their Season Opener, Milan Crushed Udinese.
An early header by Rodrigo Becao (2′) stunned the home team.
A penalty from Milan’s Theo Hernandez knotted the score, and then Ante Rebic scored for the home team to make it a 2-0 advantage.
Adam Masina’s header gave Udinese a tie-breaking goal.
After the break, Milan jumped out to a 3-0 lead on a tap-in goal by Brahim Diaz.
In the 68th minute, Rebic scored the game-winning goal from inside the 6-yard box.
These Songs were Written by Milan.
According to Opta, this is the first time since August of 2010 against Lecce that Milan has scored four or more goals in the opening match of a Serie A season.
It’s also only the second time in this century that the Red and Blacks have done so.
In addition, Milan has been victorious in each of their first three Serie A matches in franchise history.
Rebic’s First-Game Brace is a Show Stopper.
With his blazing performance on the first day of the season, Rebic has already matched his goal total from the previous year (2). For Milan, he has scored 26 goals, putting him in the lead in the Serie A. In his 93rd appearance for Milan, Rebic scored his 28th goal in all competitions.
Lecce vs. Inter
The Match Against Lecce was Lukaku’s Shining Moment.
The game was only two minutes old when Inter’s returning Lukaku scored.
The situation was then controlled by the guests.
Assan Ceesay scored an equaliser for Lecce early in the second half. The home team appeared more determined and took charge of the property. In the nick of time, Dumfries came through with a crucial goal that they steered past Wladimiro Falcone.
Unlocking these Successes Via Interplay
According to Opta, Inter have won their first four league games of the season. This is the first time they have done so since they won five straight games between 1993 and 1997.
Lecce has lost their last six season openers in Serie A by a combined score of 0-12.
Inter’s season opener goal, scored by Lukaku, was the fastest in Serie A in the league’s 60-year history.
Lukaku Reaches These Benchmarks.
Lukaku scored his 24th goal for Inter in Serie A with that goal. It was significant since it was his 64th goal in 95 career games for the Black and Blues in all competitions.